Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA
Collection: Beat Party in Stereo Vol. 3dotdotdot
artworkFive instros on this mid sixties album...
Picks: The Crescents - In The Mood

Track by Track Review

The Crescents - In The Mood dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

An infectious rhythm and playful muted guitar licks takes "In The Mood" completely outside the realm of recognizability. Very playful, and occasional double picked lines makes it almost surfable. Busy and very spunky.

The Taifuns - Honky Tonk dotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

This is just a straight copy of Bill Dogget's "Honky Tonk." Nothing going on here at all.

The Taifuns - Crossfire dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Johnny and the Hurricanes' "Crossfire" is very close to the original in arrangement. Quite fun, but not really noteworthy.

The Taifuns - Ramrod dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Al Casey's "Ramrod" is really thin compared to the hit version. The band was clearly having fun, but it's not enough to take it out of the shadows.

The Taifuns - Buckeye dotdotdot
Rock (Instrumental)

Johnny and the Hurricanes' "Buckeye" is done with care, but in the end, it's just a cover. Spunk and honor don't raise its effectiveness enough.